4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2007 3:57 AM by Robert Brian Connolly
CompMan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a "regular" wireless mouse with my iMac G5 running 10.4.9. I just put new batteries in the mouse, but when I turned it on the LED began to flash slowly (as usual). Instead of flashing rapidly when the units are paired/connected, the LED goes out. I can then "click" wherever the pointer happened to be, but cannot move the pointer at all...

Dead mouse? Or other issue?

Help is appreciated....I'm about to have a PhD in keyboard shortcuts!!


iMac g5, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • 1. Re: Bluetooth Mouse Quits...
    Patrick Merel1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same exactly today. It seems to have solved my problem until now: shut down the mouse with its small switcher. Wait 10s. Switch it on back. It connects and keeps the BT connection alive.

    Also, you can try to put a small piece of paper inside your mouse, to hold more firmly the batteries.
  • 2. Re: Bluetooth Mouse Quits...
    Paul Troon Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Hi PGMMAN,
    Having exactly the same problem here on my G5 iMac - when it gets to the flashing rapidly point - the light goes out - the weird thing is, it still recognizes the mouse-click, so it seems partially working, but I definitely think 10.4.9 broke something.

    (My other computer (G4 iMac) is having problems with the wireless keyboard - it disconnects every minute or so when I'm typing) - completee pain - haven't found any solid tricks that keep it stable as yet....)
  • 3. Re: Bluetooth Mouse Quits...
    Daniel Evans7 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This is not a 10.4.9 thing, as I am experiencing the same with 10.3.9 after replacing batteries and dealing with a keyboard problem. I'm inclined to agree with the post above recommending the paper, as it seems like this is more of a mechanical issue than software (the thin metal strip on the inside of the battery cover came loose when I changed the batteries, so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it).

    I'm planning to stop by the Apple Store, so maybe a Genius can figure it out
  • 4. Re: Bluetooth Mouse Quits...
    Robert Brian Connolly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi pgmann, and others encoutering problems with the wireless mouse battery change over etc.

    I am having the same problem today. The computer re-accepts the mouse ok, but the tracking is gone, it does click ok. after a minute or so I try to re-connect with the mouse and it is appearing as lost connection? Is it a maffunction inside the mouse? I tried paper, but no luck with it. What else can I do....what options? Must I buy cable mouse now?